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Basic calibration

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  • First Layer Calibration (i3)

    First Layer Calibration (i3)

    The First Layer Calibration is used to calibrate the distance between the tip of the nozzle and the print surface. The aim is to adjust the nozzle height until the ...

  • Extrusion multiplier calibration

    Extrusion multiplier calibration

    This is an advanced calibration, recommended only to experienced users. The Extrusion Multiplier allows the fine-tuning of the extrusion flow rate - simply described as how much filament comes out of the nozzle. In ...

  • Bed Level Correction

    Bed Level Correction

    This calibration is for advanced users only! Together with the Mesh Bed Leveling, the Bed Level Correction is an important feature designed to allow users to compensate for even the slightest ...

  • Linear Advance

    Linear Advance

    This is an advanced calibration, recommended only to experienced users. Linear Advance (LA) is a technology that predicts the pressure build-up in the extruder when printing at higher speeds. The firmware of the ...

  • XYZ Calibration (MK3/MK3S/MK3S+)

    XYZ Calibration (MK3/MK3S/MK3S+)

    The XYZ calibration is a process, which checks, whether the printer was assembled correctly and the axes are perpendicular to each other. It measures the skew of your X/Y axis ...

  • Live adjust Z

    Live adjust Z

    Every FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printer requires a First Layer Calibration, which sets the vertical "Z" distance between the nozzle and the print surface. Sometimes this value needs a slight ...

  • Extruder linearity correction calibration

    Extruder linearity correction calibration

    This is an advanced calibration, recommended only to experienced users. This calibration only works on the firmware version 3.2.0 or newer and only works on the Original Prusa MK3 and MK3S, due to ...

  • Mesh bed leveling

    Mesh bed leveling

    The P.I.N.D.A. or SuperPINDA sensor will go through a number of points, in a grid pattern, spread across the build-plate (whether it is a powder-coated or smooth PEI sheet does ...

  • PID tuning

    PID tuning

    PID tuning is a calibration procedure that ensures the printer holds a stable target temperature at all times. PID (Proportional Integral Derivate) is used on the Original Prusa printers to ...

  • Selftest (MK3/MK3S/MK3S+)

    Selftest (MK3/MK3S/MK3S+)

    The Selftest checks for issues in the assembly of the printer, its wiring and the electronic components. It is the first part of the Calibration Wizard, which is prompted automatically ...

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